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MTBS3D RT @kentbye: I just got to try Crescent Bay @Oculus #VR prototype headset & I've seen the future. No screen door. 360degree tracking. Incre…
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MTBS3D RT @oculus: #OculusConnect introduces a new feature prototype, Crescent Bay! http://t.co/Tdw5UfbYaA http://t.co/JuYDP7nHff
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MTBS3D Catching up with @cybereality (Andre Hernandez) & other MTBS alumni at Oculus Connect! #Oculus http://t.co/Z5JAOFmUxL http://t.co/3OiAPt1Tl8
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MTBS3D First night at Oculus Connect! http://t.co/kkP92RXTgy http://t.co/roVqZLRIYM
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MTBS3D Nvidia Maxwell GPUs going VR! #NvidiaMaxwell #VR http://t.co/33p2e3vzPe
MTBS3D We tried out #GearVR and caught up with @ControlVR last night at the @TechCrunch VR Meetup! http://t.co/0ndUwh40pY http://t.co/XcIHCNOdNE

Giant 3D virtual reality system lets scientists travel through space, anatomy and more

By Carla K. Johnson, AP

CHICAGO — Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars? Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pushing science fiction closer to reality with a wraparound virtual world where a researcher wearing 3D glasses can do all that and more.

In the system, known as CAVE2, an 8-foot-high screen encircles the viewer 320 degrees. A panorama of images springs from 72 stereoscopic liquid crystal display panels, conveying a dizzying sense of being able to touch what’s not really there.

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